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Dr. Emily Madsen
Dr. Emily Madsen received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in oboe performance and music education in 2001. In 2004, she earned a Master of Music degree in oboe performance from the Yale School of Music and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland in May 2010. Her primary teachers have included Carol Stephenson, Richard Killmer, and Mark Hill.
Dr. Madsen played the oboe and English horn with the US Army Field band from 2004 to 2007. In the Army Field Band, she performed as a soloist with the concert band, and as a clinician with the Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet. In 2007, Dr. Madsen began performing in the US Naval Academy band, as principal oboist of the concert band.
She also currently teaches oboe and bassoon at Frostburg State University, and freelances with local orchestras in the Maryland area. Her dissertation included music for oboe and electronically produced sounds, and she performed a program of this music at the 2010 International Double Reed Society Conference in Tempe, AZ. She has been favorably reviewed by both the Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post as a solo performer with contemporary music groups Mobtown Modern and Tempo.